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Watersports in North Myrtle Beach
Posted by SSM | Sunday, September 8, 2019


Watersports in North Myrtle Beach

Once youve checked in with Thomas Beach Vacations and gotten settled into your home away from home at the beach, its time to go find the fun! Its no question that most of your time here in North Myrtle Beach will be spent soaking up the sun with your toes in the sand. Hopefully, though, you will take some time to experience a quiet kayak down one of the many rivers and marshes that flow through our beautiful city. When youre ready for even more exciting activity for the family, its time take a dive into watersports.

Kokopelli Surf Camp

Kokopelli Surf Camp

https://www.kokopellisurfcamp.com/

If youre looking for one stop with a little something for everyone in your family, Kokopelli Surf Camp offers all the kayak tours and rentals you need, plus surfing lessons for those ambitious ones in your family who like a little challenge. The fantastic instructors here even earned bragging rights as TripAdvisors #1 Surf School in Myrtle Beach.

Atlantic Watersports

Atlantic Watersports

https://atlanticwatersports.net/

Atlantic Watersports truly has it all; so buckle up tight, take a deep breath, and prepare for the most fun you can dream of while in North Myrtle Beach. Theres parasailing an invigorating experience high above the water as you and a parachute are pulled along the ocean by a boat below. You also can rent Jet Skis for the rest of the family to cruise around and enjoy during your time in the air. When youre all back together on the shore, sign up for a Banana Boat ride together or rent sand-cycles to ride along the sand!

River Island Adventures

River Island Adventures

https://www.rivr.info/

For a different twist on water sports, check out River Island Adventures. Here, you can find tubing, kayaking, and paddle boarding as well as a pontoon boat tour. Even better, take part in Escape River Island, an adventure unlike any other in North Myrtle Beach. Teams of two-to-three people are taken to a secluded island and must complete different challenges to unlock their way back to the mainland. Think Survivor meets Naked and Afraid although clothes are required for this family-fun activity.

Cherry Grove Boat Landing

Cherry Grove Boat Ramp

https://parks.nmb.us/parks-and-grounds/cherry-grove-park-and-boat-ramp/

The Cherry Grove Boat Landing spot is one of the best options in North Myrtle Beach if you are visiting with your own boat, Jet Skis, and/or kayaks. There is a two-lane boat launch here to double the speed of boaters getting out into the water, and theres even a small launching area for those with smaller equipment (kayaks and paddleboards). Plus, visit the bird watching pavilion for relaxing and connecting with nature right on the water.

There are so many different ways to enjoy the water while youre visiting the beach, from sun bathing and frolicking in the ocean, to paddle boarding or kayaking in the river.Whatever your dream vacation looks like, you are sure to find it here in North Myrtle Beach

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Fall 2019

Fall Vacation in North Myrtle Beach – Festivals & Events
Posted by SSM | Thursday, August 29, 2019


Fall Vacation in North Myrtle Beach -Festivals & Events

When youre here enjoying your vacation, it can be overwhelming to try and fit in all the fun activities and attractions North Myrtle Beach has to offer. Fortunately, there are a ton of options for events and festivals that, by nature, are meant to be dropped in and out of at your leisure. In addition to not worrying about arriving on time (many of our recommendations are all-day events), its always nice to take a step down from arenas and major venues and enjoy local vendors, live areal music, and traditional, savory Southern food.
Here are the Fall festivals that should be on your to-do list while staying with Thomas Beach Vacations:

Irish Italian International Festival

https://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/festivals/irish-italian-international-festival/

Irish-Italian Festival North Myrtle Beach


This late September festival brings the best cultural music and food celebrating all things Irish/ Italian! For 16 years, the City of North Myrtle Beach has hosted this festival, attracting about 15,000 people.
Theres music, dancing, inflatables and entertainment for kids, vendors/merchants, and a spaghetti eating competition. Theres no excuse for missing this one since admission and parking are free.

Music on Main Concert Series

https://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/

Music on Main North Myrtle Beach

Every Thursday in September, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Horse Shoe on North Myrtle Beachs Main Street, offers free concerts by a wide range of legendary bands. Spend time with the locals--dancing, shopping at boutiques, and enjoying diverse Southern cuisine.

Shag Festival

http://shagdance.com/migration.htm

Shag Dance North Myrtle Beach

The Shag is the official dance of South Carolina, which is why North Myrtle Beach hosts a 10-day festival in honor of the swinging past time! Each day comes with a different itinerary to celebrate the famous Shag; the SOS Fall Migration is more than a week chock full of dancing, fun, food and more.

La Belle Amie Vineyard

http://labelleamie.com

La Belle Amie Vineyard North Myrtle Beach

One of the most unique and often underrated activities to enjoy on a vacation is a visit to a vineyard. A perfect idea for the Fall season, as the weather cools, is strolling among La Belle Amie Vineyard.
Besides wine tastings and live music five days a week, the vineyard offers Saturday events every weekend through the Fall, each with all things active and cheerful: outdoor cooking, gift shopping, friendly faces, music, wine, and dancing.

Different themes this Fall for the Saturday events include Oldies Day, Blues & Jazz Fest, Aloha to Autumn, Halloween Bonfire, and Island Fever. These folks really know how to throw a shindig and keep it fresh for returning visitors; its a promising new experience every time! For schedule details, visit https://labelleamie.com/festival-schedule-2019/.

Duplin Winery

http://duplinwinery.com

Duplin Winery North Myrtle Beach

Another one of our favorite places to relax and have some wine: the Duplin Winery!
Voted Best Wine Tasting Bar in Myrtle Beach, the Duplin Winery is one of the oldest and largest in the South. Six days a week, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., you can drop in and experience both amusement and learning as you taste various wines, and view the wine bottling process.

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Fall Vacation on the Grand Strand - Shows
Posted by SSM | Monday, August 19, 2019


Fall Vacation on the Grand Strand - Shows

Many believe the onset of Fall means its time to ditch the Summer clothes and sunglasses, and set beach dreams aside until the next year.

The good news is Summer time is not the only season or reason to head to North Myrtle Beach! The Grand Strand offers a plethora of reasons to visit the beach during the Fall, and Thomas Beach Vacations is here to guide you.

When youre staying at one of our vacation properties, youre only minutes away from family-fun entertainment suited for the Fall seasons shorter days and cooler nights. With seemingly endless activities and entertainment, North Myrtle Beach is your family-friendly seaside destination that truly goes beyond the beach and Summer sun.

Below are some of the most raved about entertainment venues and shows the Grand Strand has to offer for the whole family:

Alabama Theatre

www.alabama-theatre.com

Alabama Theater

Since the early 90s, Alabama Theatre has been a fundamental part of millions of visitors agendas. Its wide variety of live music entertainment shows caters to everybodys musical taste, making it a must-see.

February through October, the theatre offers regular showings of ONE the Show, a collection of the Grand Strands hottest artists performing greatest hits. The best part about the signature ONE show? Kids 16 and under get in free!

Pirates Voyage:

www.piratesvoyage.com

Pirates Voyage

This place is an absolute must for families with young children!

With over 6,500 reviews and a 4.7/5 star rating on Google, its a no-brainer to bring friends and family to this live-action entertainment in which you get a virtual front-row seat to a real pirates journey ARRRRR!

Filled with stunts, action, comedy, and all the things that make live entertainment vital on a vacation, Pirates Voyage offers an exciting twist on your evening out for dinner. Enjoy a full-course meal while you revel in fun, feast, and entertainment.

The Carolina Opry

www.thecarolinaopry.com

The Carolina Opry

Much like the Alabama Theatre, the Carolina Opry offers live music entertainment only this one is the oldest in the Grand Strand and voted Most Outstanding Attraction by the state of South Carolina.

The Carolina Opry doesnt just offer live music performers its definitely also worth checking out the Laser Light Show, which includes themes like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.

Other shows from the Opry include Time Warp, a walk down memory lane; a Kiss Tribute, a fantastic tribute to the one and only timeless band; and Pure Magic, a comedic illusionary show fun for the whole family.

Legends in Concert

www.legendsinconcert.com

Legends in Concert

Across the nation, Legends in Concert has been bringing fans their favorite performers live and on demand, and visitors to Myrtle Beach can enjoy cover artists across musical genres: Bob Marley, Luke Bryan, Elvis, and Lady Gaga, just to name a few.

Special effects, lights, and impeccable performances by these artists make you really feel like youre face to face with the superstars themselves.

Medieval Times

www.medievaltimes.com

Medieval Times

Much like Pirates Voyage, the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is one of the most popular dinner attractions featuring a full-course meal during a high-energy action thriller.

Heroic knights and thrilling swordplay set the stage for this show; and youll need to hang on to your seat as you watch knights battle on their majestic horses with fierce strength and medieval weaponry.

The show offers various packages to purchase while booking your trip; different packages include access to the Royal castle, a personal shout out during the show, and, of course VIP seating!

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Fall Vacation on the Grand Strand - Bowling
Posted by SSM | Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Fall Vacation on the Grand Strand - Bowling

A classic family past time for both young and old, bowling always has been an enjoyable staple in American culture. Leave it to the Grand Strand to boast some of the best bowling and entertainment varieties for families, friends and couples to enjoy during vacations to North Myrtle Beach.

From the bowling shoe rental at the front desk, to selecting the ideal bowling ball from the rack, the nostalgic memories made also include the roars of pins falling and endless laughter among friends and family. Many of the area bowling centers feature state-of-the-art arcades, adjoining movie theaters, and some places even offer live music. Full-service snack bars and lounges provide everything from burgers and soda to upscale meals and craft beers.

Whether its a rainy afternoon or an evening itching for game night, local bowling alleys promise top-level fun. Management and staff also are happy to help plan for birthday parties or large groups, and make sure to watch for special events when the bowling centers are transformed into exciting club-style venues featuring high-energy music and light displays to accompany your game.

810 Bowling

With three locations - in Market Common, in North Myrtle Beach, and in Conway near Coastal Carolina University - 810 Bowling is the Grand Strands newest bowling entertainment center. Guests here will enjoy bowling in a modern atmosphere as well as special black-light bowling lanes!

810 has much more to offer than bowling! Guests can enjoy a full bar with craft beers and unique drinks, enjoy a full meal at the 810 restaurant and arcade, and play other games like Bocce, Table Tennis, Billiards, Shuffleboard, and Air Hockey. Also available is unlimited free play of Darts, Foosball, Checkers, Chess, Backgammon and Scrabble!

Visit their web site:www.810bowling.com

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Just west of the Intracoastal Waterway along U.S. Hwy. 501, Myrtle Beach Bowl is open seven days a week for family fun. Featuring more than 20 lanes in a smoke-free environment, Myrtle Beach Bowl is just the place for kids and adults to bring their best game. This bowling alley has been a familiar fun place for families across the Grand Strand for decades. Numerous birthday packages, group rates and competitive leagues make it the perfect place to bowl the occasional game or start a tradition.

Visit their web site:www.myrtlebeachbowl.com

Little River Lanes

Little River Lanes appropriately located on Bowling Lane in Little River is part of a larger family of bowling alleys found across the East Coast. Families can enjoy playing games over some signature fried appetizers, or enjoy a full meal from the grill or pizza from the oven. Cosmic Bowling is available Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. until midnight. The bowling alley also offers fun tournaments throughout the year for the more competitive players.

Visit their web site:www.littleriverbowling.com

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Amazing North Myrtle Beach Rentals with Pools
Posted by Thomas Beach Vacations | Monday, April 15, 2019


Amazing North Myrtle Beach Rentals With Pools

Booking a Myrtle Beach rental with a private pool offers a luxurious experience for your beach vacation. Make a splash during your vacation, gather family and friends around this cool spot and enjoy a refreshing drink while floating your cares away! Weve compiled a list of some of the best North Myrtle Beach homes and condos with a pool that are available for all budgets. Dont see what youre looking for? View our full inventory of homes and condos with a pool, click here.

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is a luxury North Myrtle Beach rental in Cherry Grove located on the channel/inlet. This newly remodeled home is perfect for vacationers with large families or groups. Catch lunch or dinner right from the backyard dock or unwind in the private pool with a view of the channel/inlet. Youre sure to enjoy your family vacation in this waterfront Myrtle Beach home.

Crazy Eight North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rental

North Myrtle Beach Rental with Pool

Ford House

Steps away from the beach is Ford House, a rental that accommodates 18 people and boasts ocean views from each floor of the home. At this North Myrtle Beach rental, you can experience the laid-back beach lifestyle with a private pool, sundeck, and grill making it the perfect spot to hangout post-beach visit.

Ford House North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rental

Myrtle Beach Rental with Private Pool

Prince Resort

Experience resort living at the Prince Resort in Cherry Grove. These North Myrtle Beach condos provide the perfect setting for a beach vacation. Watch the sunrise from your private balcony, or enjoy the many resort amenities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whirlpools, and a lazy river!

Prince Resorts Myrtle Beach Condo Rentals

Myrtle Beach Rentals with Pool

Beach House

Beach House is a North Myrtle Beach oceanfront vacation rental. This luxury rental is located in the prestigious Tilghman section and has its own private walkway to the beach. Gather around the private pool, soak in the oceanfront views, or hang out with family and friends on the sundeck and make memories that will last a lifetime.

North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

Myrtle Beach Rental with a Private Pool

Lakis Oasis

Lakis Oasis is a waterfront home located on the channel of the Cherry Grove Inlet and is just a short walk to the beach. After a day out and about in Myrtle Beach, come back to this oasis and enjoy the private pool for a nice, relaxing dip.

Myrtle Beach Waterfront Home Rental

North Myrtle Beach Vacation Home Rental

C&Ds Spiffy Digs

Located in Cherry Grove, C&Ds Spiffy Digs offers unparalleled views of North Myrtle Beach and a spacious layout. This oceanfront home boasts a beachside private heated pool, a large pool deck, and a game room where your family will be entertained for hours.

North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

North Myrtle Beach Rental with a Pool

My Blue Heaven

My Blue Heaven is a budget-friendly Myrtle Beach rental that is located just blocks away from the beach. Soak in the rays at the private pool that this rental offers and bring your dog, too!

Myrtle Beach Vacation Rental

Myrtle Beach Rental with a Pool

Diamond Dunes A & B

Let your worries drift away at Diamond Dunes A and B, a stunning North Myrtle Beach oceanfront duplex rental. Each of the duplexs two 4,500 sq ft villas has four king suites, four guest bedrooms, seven full and two half-baths. Youll enjoy the luxury of having a shared pool, hot tub, and kids pool for all your family and friends to gather around.

Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Rental

Myrtle Beach Rental with a Pool

Ashworth

With impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Ashworth offers deluxe oceanfront condos in North Myrtle Beach. Youll be in walking distance to Main Street to enjoy the nightlife, nearby cafes, and free outdoor summer concerts. The condo complex also offers a covered all-weather pool, outdoor pool, and a kids pool. Too tired from all of the Myrtle Beach vacation fun? You can float down the lazy river or relax in the hot tub. Ashworth offers a variety of amenities to make your North Myrtle Beach vacation perfect!

Myrtle Beach Condo Rentals

Myrtle Beach Rentals with Pool Access

Spring Towers

Unwind in the outdoor swimming pool, relax in the hot tub, or just sit back and enjoy the day on the large beachfront sundeck at the Spring Towers condo complex in North Myrtle Beach. Youll enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and easy access to the beach from a walkway.

Spring Towers Condo Rentals Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Rentals with Pool

PLAN YOUR NORTH MYRTLE BEACH TRIP NOW

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Choosing a North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rental
Posted by Thomas Beach Vacations | Monday, February 18, 2019


Choosing a vacation rental for your summer vacation can be difficult and quite stressful, but no worries! The team at Thomas Beach Vacations is dedicated to helping you find the perfect North Myrtle Beach vacation rental.

Size

An important part of finding a vacation rental is the size. Certainly, you need to know how many people will be on your vacation. For large groups or families, we offer vacation homes roomy enough to ensure that everyone has space and is comfortable during your Myrtle Beach stay. You easily can find the maximum occupancy when viewing a property on our website.

For those with a small family or, perhaps, taking a vacation for two, we also offer condos for rent for your North Myrtle Beach vacation. These are perfect for those who do not find a home necessary, but want a better experience than staying at a hotel!

North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

Location

Location is also another key factor when deciding on your beach rental. Thomas Beach Vacations offers a wide variety of homes and condos in different areas so that you can find exactly what youre looking for. For those wanting to wake up to the sun rising over the ocean, we have oceanfront homes and condos available so that the beach is just steps away from your door. Boulevard propertiesare either oceanfront or ocean view, giving you easy beach access and amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Channel/Inlet homes typically offer a view of the marsh or Intercoastal Waterway, providing opportunities for boating, fishing, crabbing and more. Or choose from3rd Row/Other, these properties vary and can be classic beach homes, new builds or anything in between. Some have private pools and hot tubs with a bit more privacy for your travel group. They are simply are a bit farther back from Ocean Boulevard, but all within walking distance of the beach.

North Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Home

Amenities

Since youre on vacation, why not make sure you enjoy it with amenities like a private or community pool? While the ocean offers a great swim, those with younger children may prefer to dip into a pool to cool off. We also offer pet-friendly homes! Dont leave your furry friend behind. Thomas offers a selection of North Myrtle Beach pet-friendly homes for your vacation so that you can bring the entire family.

North Myrtle Beach Home with Pool

Price

Price can play into booking your vacation rental. At Thomas Beach Vacations, we are dedicated to making sure you find the Myrtle Beach accommodations that fit your budget. Thomas offers different property classes such as Luxury Rentals, Deluxe Updated, Classic Value, and Traditional Economy to help in choosing the home that would work best. Also, take a look at our specials page for discounts and deals. These are updated often.

Now, its time to find your perfect North Myrtle Beach rental--start searching. Browse through the links below and book today! Cant find what youre looking for? Call us at (855) 247-2759 and we will be glad to help.



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Things to Do In North Myrtle Beach on Valentines Day
| Wednesday, January 16, 2019


The 2019 Valentine's Day Guide to North Myrtle Beach

Love is in the air! Looking to get away with your loved one for Valentines Day this year? Falling on a Thursday, its the perfect opportunity to enjoy a long weekend in North Myrtle Beach. Grab your significant other, or if youre enjoying Valentines Day with your gal pals, weve got suggestions, too! Weve compiled a list of some of the best things to do and places to eat in North Myrtle Beach for Valentines weekend.

What to Do

The Myrtle Beach area provides an abundance of activities and attractions in the area for your romantic getaway. Start off with a stroll on the beach and take in a sunrise or two as it peaks over the Atlantic Ocean. Afterward, hit up a few of these popular spots in the Myrtle Beach area and enjoy a fun-filled weekend.

Brookgreen Gardens

Founded in 1931, Brookgreen Gardens is a unique melding of art, nature, and history. A sculpture and wildlife preserve, Brookgreen Garden offers an array of entertainment on your trip to the beach. Walk through the many American themed gardens, or get in touch with nature and visit the Lowcountry Zoo. Brookgreen Gardens is the perfect place to enjoy nature with your loved ones and friends.

Brookgreen Gardens Oak Tree

Enchanted Sailing Charters

Looking for a little more excitement and adventure while you are in North Myrtle? Enchanted Sailing Charters has you covered! Sail the Carolina coastlines and waterways for a truly memorable experience of Myrtle Beach. Choose from half-day and full-day ocean inlet sailing cruises, sunset sailing, marriage proposals and Marriage on Board or a full-day Bird Island/Sailing excursion.

The Cinzia Spa

If the adventurous life isnt for you, we suggest getting Zen at The Cinzia Spa. Known for its soothing ambiance and world-class spa, The Cinzia Spa is an ideal location to leave all your worries at the door. From relaxing massages to hydrating facials, you can find peace and serenity here. Visit the website and book your appointment for Valentines Day weekend.

Spa Day North Myrtle Beach

La Belle Amie Vineyard

Nothing tops a romantic escape more than a trip to a vineyard. Located in the North Grand Strand Area, La Belle Amie is a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike. This year, La Belle Amie Vineyard will hold a Valentines Saturday Festival with admission costing $7. Enjoy wine on the beautiful property and take in the sights and sounds of La Belle Amie Vineyard.

Where to Eat

Top off your mini vacation with unforgettable dining experiences. We have the scoop on the best restaurants in the area from seafood to Italian to Low country cuisine. Here are our suggestions for the top restaurants for Valentines Day.

The Brentwood

Located in a beautiful Victorian home, Chef Eric Masson puts a French twist to Lowcountry cuisine at The Brentwood. With an emphasis on fresh and local products and dishes, you cant pass up the opportunity to taste these delicious meals. Start your meal off with pan-seared duck foie gras or beef filet mignon. Dinner is not complete without dessert! Top off dinner with a Belgium chocolate mousse or a crme Brulee.

Brentwood Restaurant Little River SC

Benny Rappas

North Myrtle Beachs best kept secret, Benny Rappas, is a family owned Italian restaurant known for its authenticity. Offering an extensive menu from pasta dishes to meat entrees, there is sure to be something for everyone. Sip on a glass of Merlot while you enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and excellent cuisine of Benny Rappas.

Sea Captains House

Nothing brings people together more than good food and a view. Voted the Best Seafood Restaurant five years in a row, Sea Captains House diners can enjoy a view of the Atlantic Ocean while eating some of the tastiest seafood in the Myrtle Beach area. You can view the dinner menu here. Please note there is dress code during the dinner hour. Casual attire is recommended, but no sleeveless shirts for gentlemen.

Sea Captain's House Seafood

Franks Restaurant & Bar

Franks Restaurant & Bar is a mix of flavors of the Lowcountry to Pacific Rim. With live music on the weekends and a candlelit table, Franks offers one of the best settings for a romantic night out. Reservations are recommended.



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